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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade).

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade).

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade).

by Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens)

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New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. First edition, second state. Good. In green pictorial cloth stamped in black and gilt. Page 283 a cancel. Misprints on pages 9, 13, 57, and 155 all corrected from initial misprints, indicating second-state issue of the first edition. A cheaply manufactured book, few copies survive that do not show wear and tear. In this case, the binding is worn along all edges, and the text block is a bit shaken (not tight), the frontispiece is partially detached, yet all hinges and joints are intact (unusual for this title), and the spine ends are only minimally worn and frayed. Text is clean, if not exactly bright. A good copy of the first edition of one of the three defining books of nineteenth-century America. BAL 3415.


Commonly named among the Great American novels, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, written by Mark Twain, is generally regarded as the sequel to his earlier novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; however, in Huckleberry Finn, Twain focused increasingly on the institution of slavery and the South. Narrated by Huckleberry “Huck” Finn in Southern antebellum vernacular, the novel gives vivid descriptions of people and daily life along the Mississippi River while following the adventure of Huck and a runaway slave, Jim, rafting their way to freedom.

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade).
Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens)
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Charles L. Webster and Company
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New York
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First Edition
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"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...
Text Block
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The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
A hardcover in which the text block is loose, but still attached to the binding.
Second State
used in book collecting to refer to a first edition, but after some change has been made in the printing, such as a correction,...
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
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